This is a detailed 32 slide PowerPoint ideal for an assembly or lesson or both for this special week on raising awareness and understanding of mental health . Could also be a useful PSHE lesson on discussing and coping with feelings.
Useful for Mental Health Awareness Week 13th-19th May 2019.
Takes the children through these key question:
What is mental health?
A child friendly definition.
Why is mental health important?
Explains how many children in an average class have mental health problems and more interesting facts.
What do people think about mental health now?
Explains the stigma associated with mental health and the importance of seeing a doctor for body and mind illnesses.
What should we do when things get tough?
Strategies for coping with intense feelings, inspirational quotes from well known fairy tales and reasons for keeping active.
How do I keep my mind healthy?
3 easy everyday activities that can keep your mind healthy.
What about other people?
Supporting others with mental illness, medication and public perceptions.
Who has mental health problems?
4 inspirational stories of famous people sharing their experiences.
What have we learnt today?
It is so important to talk about our emotions, ask for help when we need support and to look after our minds and bodies.
Who can we ask for help?
4 sources of support supplied.
Lots of opportunities for discussion and higher level thinking. All concepts explained clearly.
All child friendly terms used.
Relevant for KS2 and KS3.
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